Great Georgia Airshow Line-up Set, Ready To Fly

Doug Matthews's T-33
Doug Matthews's T-33
Doug Matthews’s T-33

It’s going to be a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) will return to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, GA, October 11-12, 2014 with a new line-up that promises to dazzle, entertain and inspire aviation enthusiasts and future aviators, engineers and scientists. The weekend will kick-off Saturday, Oct. 11th at 9am when the gates open to begin the day airshow. At 5pm on Saturday, the fun continues when the gates reopen for the second annual night show that includes a jet truck and fireworks.

The GGAS roster includes some of the most highly regarded performers in the air show community. Joining the 2014 show will be the nationally renowned Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Doug Mathews with his F-86/T-33, the always hilarious Otto the Helicopter and Vertigo Airshows, a jet glider. New for this year, Redline Airshows and Julie Clark. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will again parade its fleet of meticulously restored World War II-era aircraft, while Viet Nam War-era helicopters will be provided by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.

Team Aeroshell
Team Aeroshell

Thanks to a reputation as one of the best air shows in the region, GGAS was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Association, but organizers believe the best is yet to come.“75% of the performers are new to the show” said Air Show Director Angie Faulise “and we have totally reinvented our program so there are a wider range of activities and experiences, including a night show on Saturday a KidsZone, fireworks, flight simulators and a variety of hospitality packages.”

Dave Hansen's PV-2 Harpoon " Attu Warrior"
Dave Hansen’s PV-2 Harpoon ” Attu Warrior”

Night shows are new to the air show circuit, but they already have proven to be extremely popular with spectators by combining precision flying with spotlights, strobes, illuminated smoke, a fireworks display and music to create a stunning experience. The GGAS Saturday Night Show will begin at 6:30pm.For thrill seekers, GGAS offers rides in warbirds, monster trucks, helicopters, a zip line, mechanical bull riding and while vendors of all types will be on hand for souvenir hunters.To see a complete schedule of performers and activities or purchase advance tickets, visit the air show’s website at www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate. Parking is $10 in the Green Lots south of the airfield at Sany and Eaton-Cooper

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